Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds

Flax is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world. The textiles made from flax are known in the Western countries as linen, and traditionally used for bed sheets, underclothes, and table linen.

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Flaxseed oil is believed to bring mental and physical endurance by fighting fatigue and controlling aging process. According to Ayurveda, an ancient Indian tradition practise, flaxseed has properties like Madhura (balances the skin pH), Picchaila (lubricous) Balya (improves tensile strength or elasticity of the skin), Grahi (improves moisture holding capacity of skin), Tvagdoshahrit (removes skin blemishes), Vranahrit (wound healing) and useful in Vata (skin) disorders including dryness, undernourishment, lack of luster/glow